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World Porridge Day

October 10

When is World Porridge Day?

World Porridge Day happens on Thursday October 10, 2024.

Celebrate National Porridge Day: The Humble Grain’s Time to Shine

On October 10th, as the leaves start to change and the morning air turns crisp, there’s no better way to warm up than with a bowl of comforting porridge. Yes, that’s right, it’s National Porridge Day, a day dedicated to honoring this time-honored breakfast staple!

A History of the Humble Porridge

Porridge has been nourishing civilizations for millennia. From ancient Chinese congees to traditional Scottish oats, almost every culture has its own version of this comforting dish. While ingredients and preparation methods may differ, the essence remains the same: a simple grain cooked in water or milk until soft and creamy.

The Health Benefits of Porridge

Apart from being delicious, porridge is packed with nutrients. Oats, the most popular grain for porridge, are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are known to reduce cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Depending on what you add to your bowl, porridge can also be a great source of protein and antioxidants.

Jazzing Up Your Bowl

While a basic bowl of porridge is delicious on its own, the possibilities for toppings are endless. Fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, honey, spices – the sky’s the limit! Celebrate National Porridge Day by experimenting with new flavor combinations. Ever tried cocoa and cherry? Or turmeric and coconut? Now’s your chance!

Global Porridge Inspirations

For a global twist, why not try:

1. Russian Kasha: Made with buckwheat groats and butter.
2. Indian Pongal: A spicy concoction of rice and lentils.
3. Ghanaian Oto: Yams mashed with palm oil and eggs.
4. Nordic Rømmegrøt: A sour cream porridge often enjoyed with sugar and cinnamon.

Join the Celebrations!

Share your porridge creations on social media with the hashtag #NationalPorridgeDay. Gather with family or friends for a porridge potluck. Or simply savor a bowl on your own, basking in the warmth and history of this timeless dish.

Today, as you lift that spoon to your lips, remember you’re partaking in a tradition that spans ages and continents. Happy National Porridge Day! 🥣

When does World Porridge Day happen next year?

World Porridge Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday October 10, 2025
  • Saturday October 10, 2026
  • Sunday October 10, 2027
  • Tuesday October 10, 2028
  • Wednesday October 10, 2029


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